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Historical Events In April - 13

Monday, 28 September 2020

1966  On this day in history soviet Liner Alexandr Pushkin leaves Leningrad for Montreal as the USSR launches North Atlantic passenger service.  

1967  On this day in history luis Somoza Debayle, president of Nicaragua (1956-63), dies at 44  

1970  Apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon on April - 13.  

1970  On April - 13 the American spacecraft Apollo 13, enroute to the Moon, has an onboard explosion  

1972  Baseball players' strike ends after 13 days on this day in history.  

1973  On April - 13 alexandre A M Stols, publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at 73  

1974  On April - 13 stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71  

1975  On this day in history jack Nicklaus wins his 5th Masters golf tournament  

1975  Larry Parks, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history $2 bill re-introduced as US currency  

1976  Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes on April - 13.  

1977  Perth Observatory discovers asteroid #2382 Nonie on April - 13.  

1977  Statistics Canada reports March unemployment figures at 90,000, or 8.1% of the workforce; highest since figures first collected in 1953 on this day in history.  

1978  On April - 13 paul McGrath actor (The Witness), dies at 73  

1978  On this day in history paul McGrath, actor (Witness, No Time for Love), dies at 74  

1979  Longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours on April - 13.  

1980  On April - 13 steve Ballesteros becomes youngest winner of the Masters  

1980  Z Vavrova discovers asteroid #2568 Maksutov on April - 13.  

1981  Wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax) on this day in history.  

1982  On April - 13 republic of South Africa a 5.0 earthquake killed 1 and and 20 injured in rockslides in a gold mine near Welkom.  

1983  Dedication of the Rats of Tobruk Memorial on Anzac Parade by the Governor-General, the Rt Hon Sir Ninian Stephen The memorial commemorates Australian and other Allied servicemen who fought and died during the siege of Tobruk in 1941 on April - 13.  

1983  On this day in history undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault  

1984  11th Space Shuttle Mission (41C)-Challenger 5-returns to Earth on April - 13.  

1984  Christopher Wilder FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self on this day in history.  

1984  On April - 13 pete Rose becomees first NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career  

1984  Christopher Wilder, FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self on this day in history.  

1985  "TASS" denounced US.boycott of the Moscow Olympics on this day in history.  

1985  On this day in history atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas  

1986  On April - 13 boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record  

1986  On April - 13 pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue  

1986  On this day in history spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second  

1986  On this day in history stephen Stucker, actor (Trading Places, Airplane), dies  

1990  Luis Trenker, dies at 97 on April - 13.  

1992  On this day in history "Two Trains Running" opens at Walter Kerr theater on Broadway  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1506  On April - 13 birth of peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (d. 1546)  

1519  On this day in history birth of catherine de' Médici, Queen of Spain/daughter of Henry II  

1519  On April - 13 birth of de Medicis, queen consort (Henry II of France)  

1545  On April - 13 birth of elisabeth van Valois, French queen of Spain/daughter of Henri II  

1547  Elisabeth of Valois, third wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568) was born on this day in history.  

1570  On April - 13 birth of guy Fawkes, English Catholic conspirator (d. 1606)  

1573  Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1625) was born on April - 13.  

1584  Albert VI of Bavaria (d. 1666) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0799  On April - 13 paulus Diaconus Warnafridi, Longobardisch writer, dies  

0814  On April - 13 death of krum of Bulgaria  

1093  Death of Prince Vsevolod I of Kiev (b. 1030) on April - 13.  

1279  Death of Boleslaw the Pious, Polish duke on April - 13.  

1517  On this day in history death of tuman Bey, last Mamelukken sultan of Egypt, hanged  

1612  On April - 13 death of sasaki Kojirō, Japanese samurai  

1635  Death of Fakhr-al-Din II, Druze Prince of Lebanon (b. 1572) on April - 13.  

1641  Death of Richard Montagu, English clergyman (b. 1577) on this day in history.  

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